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Grateful Dead Live at Club Melk Weg on 1981-10-16




Set 1

On The Road Again, Dire Wolf, Monkey & The Engineer, Bird Song, Cassidy, Ain't No Lie, The Race is On, Ripple

Set 2

Playin' In The Band-> Hully Gully-> The Wheel-> Samson & Delilah-> Gloria-> Turn On Your Love Light-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Playin' In The Band-> Black Peter-> Sugar Magnolia

Set 1 Acoustic Cindy Poris Opened


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Date October 16, 1981
Venue Club Melk Weg
Location Amsterdam, Netherlands

Source SBD -> Cassette Master (Sony TC-D5M/TDK SA-C90)
Lineage Cassette Master (Nakamichi DR-1) -> Sound Devices 744T (24bit/96k) -> Adobe Audition v3.0 -> Samplitude Professional v11.1 -> FLAC/16
Transferred by Charlie Miller


Notes

Notes:
-- Set 1 is acoustic
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction

Reviews

Reviewer: lstern62 - - December 2, 2014
Subject: five stars for all
Also, Donna the thinness you may be referring to is Jerry's lack of playing through his usual stereo guitar with a touch of compression but mostly it is because of the lack of an occtive divider that is used for GDTR. An octave player or one using an acctive divider, as apposed to a line player, Donna you getting this(?), helps to morph or meld those two same notes closer together making them sound as if he is playing two of the same note five steps, or octaves, apart. That may help but like I said before you are a very, very, very, very,very mean person for omay reasons the first being youruse ID. Please for the love of humanity please change it. BTW going to shows doesn't mean a dam thing whats does it listening to them. To all the wonderful people who take perious time out of your day to support music I love and applaude you. Thank You from the bottom of my missing heart. By the way if happen to find a soul down there I could use one of those also. thanks and a very good night to all even Donna!
Reviewer: Yades - - October 17, 2014
Subject: Love this Birdsong
This is one of my favorite versions of Birdsong, Phil really tears it up. Gloria is an unusual treat with a great jam. I've heard a number of times that this was an unscheduled show played on borrowed or rented equipment, all in classic GD seat-of-the-pants fashion. They sound like that had a helluva time.
Reviewer: GermanShepherd - - July 14, 2014
Subject: Melkweg, a little piece of heaven
I had the pleasure of being able to attend a Dark Star Orchestra event in 2012 at the Melkweg. DSO played with Keller Williams, Lotus, Mike Gordon, moe., and others for a "Jam in the Dam." Great place to have an intimate party with no restrictions on the herbal use. One of the best times at a concert ever.
Reviewer: jjg4762 - - December 12, 2013
Subject: agree 5 stars for those
Those who just enjoy music. We love you keep coming back to this site. Ignore the nonsense.
Reviewer: Dylan M - - October 14, 2013
Subject: "Donna Sucks" is a loser
One who gets attention by posting uninformed agro-laced insults and gets a rise out of it.

Nobody cares that you think you know more about this show than the previous reviewers. Even if you were there, that gives you no right to act that way. Having read a few of your other reviews, this isn't the first time you've insulted other posters.
If all Deadheads that saw the band as much as you claimed to treated people this way, I would have no interest in this site. Most other seasoned Heads that post on the archive boards have respect, even if they disagree with others.

I never saw Grateful Dead. I have just as much right to comment on these shows as you do. You are nothing special.

Great show. Bob's B-Day. 1st Bobby Lovelight, Gloria, Hully Gully (and last). Love Brent's clean key tones at this show. Everyone is experimenting given the occasion.

5 Stars to the show
0 Stars to losers like Donna Sucks
Reviewer: stratocaster - - October 14, 2013
Subject: Oops Show
5 stars for the show, zero stars for that dopey review below by "donna sucked..."
Reviewer: Donna_Sucked and We All Know It - - October 12, 2013
Subject: clueless
it is stunning how little people on this board know about the dead, like this kid doug the dude, which is a gay screen name.

Unusual setlist for '81? Geezus kid it is an unsual setlist for any year. Do you know why? This gig was in a bar, with rented equipment. This show has zero resemblance to the '81 Europe tour, which I saw, including this show and the 15th. These two nights were special because they was so unlike the tour, and any other show I saw them do in my over 330 live shows attended from '72-'87, with a tiny handful of shows after that which sucked. This was a very special treat, can still remember Scully on stage at the end saying so. Long live the Dead. Great transfer as always by Charlie. Don't ever listen to reviews by people who were not there, and from people who never saw the dead before '87 and touch of grey and all that nonsense. they never knew the real deal.
Reviewer: doug_the_dude - - October 6, 2012
Subject: --
Very unusual show and setlist for '81 - a great representative of their fall tour of Europe, if you're looking for one.

Acoustic set 1 is fine, but doesn't really get going until Bird Song - the last five or so tunes in this first set are fantastic - especially Ain't No Lie - wow - is that thick, or what?!?

Set 2 omits the usual Drums > Space sequence and we have instead a weird double suite set - fantastic Playin' opener, Jer takes us right down the line here and they end with a very, VERY tight Samson - the highlight of the show for me. Second suite has a very fun Gloria and, of course, the return of Lovelight, but it's the first part of this set that I think makes this show.

There's a great vid of this on youtube that uses this Miller board for a Hunter Seamons matrix - really worth checking out. Sound quality is iffy, but evokes the small-club atmosphere that makes this one so much fun to listen to. The tracers are a bonus :)
Reviewer: Pangolin22 - - January 8, 2012
Subject: Much maligned
This show often gets looked down on and I don't think that's completely fair.
Although I don't feel the acoustic set holds up to the best of the previous year, it's a nice set none the less. The Cassidy has a nice bouncy rhythm and Ain't No Lie is gorgeous. Always love a Ripple as well.
The electric set is more of a novelty set. It's almost like the Dead put together an hour-long Vegas show. Not your typical jammy Dead but worth a listen. Hully Gully and Gloria I could do without but the transition into Lovelight from Gloria is cool. The Lovelight has an unusual Carribean-style rhythm and is interesting for a listen. The GDTRFB however is too fast and sounds almost silly (for lack of a better adjective). Phil has some great moment throughout... and so does Charlie Miller!
Reviewer: belmon28 - - October 23, 2010
Subject: SOUNDS GRATE
NICE RECORDING, WISH I WAS THERE. MISSED THIS CLUB WHEN I MADE MY SOJOURN TO AMSTERDAM. THE TRACK LISTING IS NOT IN CORRECT ORDER. LATER
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